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Spring 2001


As a reference technology librarian in Gleeson Library and Geschke Learning Resource Center, he maintains one of the University's most accessed websites, and teaches students, faculty, and staff, the art of research amid the shelves and stacks, on the internet, and through scores of databases.

After work hours, Randy Souther sheds the librarian role, assumes the identity of bibliophile and abets thousands of Joyce Carol Oates fans by updating the definitive website on one of America's most prolific authors. Oates, a recent Pulitzer and National Book Award finalist, has acknowledged his work on her behalf. Here, Souther takes issue with the critics of a woman, who, since her debut in 1963, has been on a mission to rewrite American literature.